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pectin


pectin

noun pec·tin \ˈpek-tən\

Definition of PECTIN

1
:  any of various water-soluble substances that bind adjacent cell walls in plant tissues and yield a gel which is the basis of fruit jellies
2
:  a commercial product rich in pectins and used chiefly in making jelly and other foods, in pharmaceutical products especially for the control of diarrhea, and in cosmetics
March 02, 2015
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Having a changeable luster or color
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